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Blackhawks: Candidates to play with Patrick Kane next season

By Jimmy Lynch
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Blackhawks need to play Patrick Kane with the right players next season. Kane is the star of the team, and they need him to be playing his best hockey if they are going to make the playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks need to make the right decision when it comes to Kane’s linemates.

I think everyone expects to see Kane with Alex DeBrincat next season, but even still what if the team decides to take it in a different direction? What if the team decides to reunite Toews and Kane, or Kane with Strome, or even Kane with Johnson. There are a lot of different options to discuss so let’s jump straight in with the first – and probably most likely option.

Alex DeBrincat – Kirby Dach – Patrick Kane 

This is the lineup that the team introduced last season when Dach made it back into the lineup. While I think this is an interesting mix, I don’t think Dach fits with DeBrincat and Kane as much as the team would probably like.

During his limited time last season the three were not that successful with each other and Kane and DeBrincat might be better off with a center who plays a little different style of play. That brings me to my next option for who should center Patrick Kane.

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